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Blowout leaves Groce looking for answers

John Groce questions leadership on the floor and toughness after latest loss.  The 103-69 loss to Indiana was worse Illinois loss in 25 years. 20 more words

Sports

Da'Monte Williams Making His Own Name

A couple weeks removed from this season’s holiday tournaments, it seems like the right time to reflect on one of the breakout performers of the 2015-2016 high school season thus far.   330 more words

Basketball

To Ensure Failure, Just Use Your Words

It is Pavlovian, hearing the old alma mater mentioned in the news still perks up the ears.  Unfortunately, like the news that typically comes from the State of Illinois, hearing the University of Illinois mentioned tends not to be followed by positive, uplifting stories.   879 more words

Coaching

Thorne Jr. is latest Illini injury

Mike Thorne Jr. back the latest Illini player sidelined on Monday.  The Senior had surgery for a tourn meniscus and will be out indefinitely.  Thorne Jr. 36 more words

Sports

Cubit agrees to 2-year deal as Illinois head football coach

CHAMPAIGN, IL (KTVI)- The University of Illinois has agreed to 2-year contract with interim head football coach Bill Cubit worth $2.4 million. The deal must be approved by the Board of Trustees. 28 more words

College

Gophers Beat Illinois 32-23, Ending 4-Game Losing Streak

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shannon Brooks rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard romp into the end zone with 1:25 remaining for Minnesota to seal a 32-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday. 632 more words

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